photo project: bed-to-bed distance

bed and tachometer

This was my second photo project on my big biketour, beside the 25 km photo project. I didn’t wanted to just take photos of every room or house I stayed over night and put them next to each other, but remember something special about this place. And what better way to recall a place by remembering where you slept: the bed. So I shot every evening, when I arrived, a photo of the bed and, the important part, with my tachometer on it. This way I still can remember how many kilometers I rode that day and how much I longed for the bed πŸ˜‰

photo project: bed and tachometer on a biketour

photo project: 25 km

Before I went on my big biketour I asked myself, how I could document my tour best without taking photos of just beautiful landscapes and moments. I wanted to remember everything of my trip, even the hard times to recall, what I achieved and what I’m capable of now.

So I came up with the idea of taking two snapshots every 25 km – one of my tachometer with the meter reading and a little bit of blurred surroundings and one of the landscape in focus. This way I remember even the not so photogenic parts of the biketour and really know, which roads I travelled.











You see here just a few example pictures of this photo project, because I drove over 950 km in eleven days and I don’t feel like burden you with all 38 photos. πŸ˜‰

All photos were taken with my Olympus E-520

photo walk: bike signs

Or should I say “photo ride” instead of “photo walk”? Because I took these photos on my big biketour. It was fun to collect these along my 1000 km ride from the North coast of Germany to Mainz along many different rivers and roads.








The lovely biker mosaic is in front of the Youth Hostel in DΓΌsseldorf near the Rhine. A very modern and huge hostel with the best breakfast buffet on the whole tour. πŸ™‚

Oh, and the writing on the second to last sign says: Caution – Reckless bikers! Definitely want one for my home πŸ˜‰
Want to see more of my photo walks? Than look over here:

this month


working:
not really, the main time i was on vaccation this month

weathering:
sunny and really hot

crafting:
pieces for my livingroom wall

listening:
to the sounds of nature

watching:
less TV and movies

reading:
still “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp, an inspiring book


drinking:
water, water, water

eating:
bananas, nuts, rolls

wearing:
my bike outfit (sports clothes)


feeling:
fit, free and proud

enjoying:
my big biketour and my special birthdayparty

planning:
my future

wanting:
more free time for reading, sketching and crafting


photographing:
beautiful landscapes and cities

thinking:

the birthdayparty and the biketour were the best decisions ever
wondering:

when can i go on my next biketour?

i need a break


Hey guys, Susannah Conway brought up a wonderful project “The August Break 2012” and I’m participating. That means for the whole August I won’t be blogging the usual way, but posting photos of my August moments instead. In September everything will be back to normal.

I just feel, I need a break from everything. The last two, no three months, I was so busy, that I hadn’t got the time to calm down and just think. And since I’m turning 30 in a little bit over a week, I think it’s the right time to take a whole lot of me-time. Time to get to the bottom of my thoughts and set new goals – for my life and this blog. Therefore I’m going on a big biketour through Western Germany, that I’ve told you about before. I’m very excited and hope for good weather. So if you’re interested in Germany and its beautiful landscape stay tuned. I will be posting at least one or two pictures per day.

You can follow me also directly on flickr or the group of “The August Break 2012” at flickr, where already many beautiful summer photos have been posted.

I wish you all a wonderful, sunny August with moments and afternoons to calm down and just enjoy everything.Β 

Sabine

PS: Thank you for reading this blog πŸ™‚ It’s been three months now, that I’ve started it and I hope you like what I write and post. If you have any ideas or wishes or anything you want to tell me, please write to me (in the comments or blog (at) momentstolivefor.com ). πŸ™‚

biketour to Bremerhaven


What a wonderful warm weekend this was! I’m still feeling the sun on my skin. Okay, could possibly be the little sunburn on my neck, but still… πŸ˜‰ I did a ‘small’ biketour of 80 km to test my ability for a long drive, because in six weeks I want to go on a big biketour around Northwest Germany all by myself, yay!

It’s one of those dreams I had for such a long time and now I’m finally having the time and the guts to do it. So nothing will stop me,… hopefully!Β  The tour yesterday along the Weser to Bremerhaven showed me, that I can do it. Today I have no sore muscles or can’t sit or a feeling of exhaustion, therefore I’m excited to plan a longer test-tour for next weekend and my big tour with many stops to meet friends. My livingroom is filled with info material and maps. Isn’t this exciting?! πŸ™‚